The Most Eagerly Anticipated Anime Of Summer 2018

Soon, summer anime will begin broadcast. Here are the 20 anime series that folks in Japan are looking forward to the most.

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Website Charapedia asked 10,000 anime fans in Japan, 45 per cent of which were men and 55 per cent of which were women. Seventy-one per cent of those polled were in their teens and 20s, and the rest were in their 30s and older.

Charapedia asked people to select their most anticipated anime from the shows starting this January.

20. Slow Start - 107 votes

19. Damepri Anime Caravan - 128 votes

18. Koi wa Ameagari no You ni - 134 votes

17. Basilisk: The Oka Ninja Scrolls - 138 votes

16. Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody - 151 votes

15. Darling in the Franxx - 173 votes

14. Yowamushi Pedal Glory Line - 187 votes

13. Idolish 7 - 243 votes

12. Pop Team Epic - 253 votes

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11. Dagashi Kashi 2 - 264 votes

10. A Place Further Than The Universe - 273 votes

9. The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of The Commandments - 315 votes

8. The Ryuo's Work is Never Done! - 337 votes

7. Violet Evergarden - 383 votes

6. Skilled Teaser Takagi - 394 votes

5. Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru Season 2 - 403 votes

4. Overlord II - 420 votes

3. Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card - 550 votes

2. Fate/EXTRA Last Encore - 635 votes

1. The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. Season 2 - 848 votes

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    I don't understand the love for Overlord. I watched it with a couple of friends after everyone had come to the conclusion that it was good, but we all thought it was bad after watching. Sure, the premise is kind of interesting and I was into the whole lich thing, but the execution was slow and uninteresting, and none of the antagonists ever seemed to be a threat. There couldn't have been any less tension.

    Last edited 14/12/17 11:33 am

      The tension from a story like overlord almost never ever come from the protagonist being in physical danger, similar to log Horizon where re-spawning after death is a thing, the threat of death is not the point.
      The tension often comes from the possibility of failure or of things going wrong. The MC in overlord lives in constant fear of failing to meet the expectations of his NPCs and he lives in fear that a lack of knowledge or preparation on his part will see them harmed or in danger which is why what happened with the vampire was such an infuriating thing to him. The tension also comes from... well just what will the main character become? will he stick with being the itinerant hero? will he become more the evil scheming lich his subordinates think he truly is? how far will he swerve in one direction in each situation is something we don't know even in the current books which are about 4 seasons worth of content ahead if not more.
      Also its fun to watch an utterly overpowered but somewhat clueless person bumble around in a world where pretty everyone assumes he's doing EVERYTHING on purpose as part of some unknowable super-plan while internally he is either winging it or panicking because everything has gone off script for him.

    Isnt FLCL coming out? Am I the only one excited for this?

      Commissioned by and airing on adult swim so it may not have even been on the list to vote for.

    Super excited for seven deadly sins, I suppose im keen for Dagashi Kashi too but only because Saya is awesome

    Yowamushi Pedal!!!


    Summer 2018? Who cares? April 2018... new Legend of the Galactic Heroes!

      You spelled Full Metal Panic wrong :P

        Oh yeah I forgot about the new FMP. Second Raid is 12 years old now.

    I loved the Pop Team Epic manga so I’m curious to see how it adapts to anime.

    Saiki is fucking great, but otherwise the rest looks pretty meh.

    No mention of My Hero Academia season 3? Rude..

    Edit: Oh, Summer. My bad. Carry on.

    Last edited 14/12/17 2:23 pm

    Oh em gee! Had no idea a new CCS series was in the works. Loved the original when it first came out 16ish years ago. Hope this new one can match the quality of the first series.

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